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Old 18 March 2010, 15:57   #1
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Newbie Will convert Ring

Hi guys,

I'm from Belgium ... I've a Ring 20"
I want to convert she to a rib, I've already take off the deck ...
I would like to know if somebody did this conversion ?
The tube will fix at 35cm from the water

Ben
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Old 18 March 2010, 16:00   #2
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Sounds fun, got any pictures ?
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Old 18 March 2010, 16:06   #3
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Yes Here is the boat ... Used for waterski racing last season ...
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Are you going to keep the Merc on the back ?
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Old 18 March 2010, 16:46   #5
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I need to buy a tube also ... (i recieved a quote from PaulTilley )
I'm looking maybe for a Evinrude 300Bhp ... Don't know yet ...
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Old 19 March 2010, 00:49   #6
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Hi guys,

I'm from Belgium ... I've a Ring 20"
I want to convert she to a rib, I've already take off the deck ...
I would like to know if somebody did this conversion ?
The tube will fix at 35cm from the water

Ben
Just started one myself. ring 17.3foot gto.
However the tube will fit at 150mm with a 210ltr fuel tank.

The transom has been cut to take a extra long Engine.
Does yours have a long planning pad.?

350mm may be a little high for the tubes
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Old 19 March 2010, 13:59   #7
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Just started one myself. ring 17.3foot gto.
However the tube will fit at 150mm with a 210ltr fuel tank.

The transom has been cut to take a extra long Engine.
Does yours have a long planning pad.?

350mm may be a little high for the tubes
Never heard of a ring GTO?? Only fletcher GTOs - got any pics of that?

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Never heard of a ring GTO?? Only fletcher GTOs - got any pics of that?

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Yes your right .
Fletcher gto.

Dunno where I got the ring thing from.
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Old 19 March 2010, 16:03   #9
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The Ring 20 was designed a specific way and for a specific purpose. By taking away the deck you are taking away a lot of its rigidity and strength.
The hull was designed for racing and is a light lay up with regards the GRP and stiffening.
By messing about with a specific design you may well be putting peoples lives at risk if you then take it out to sea with 300hp strapped to the rear end.

Its a bit like owning a Ferrari and then deciding to cut the roof off because its a sunny day and you want a convertible.

If you want a Ring RIB go for one that was designed and built as a RIB.
IMHO
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Old 19 March 2010, 16:35   #10
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I need to buy a tube also ... (i recieved a quote from PaulTilley )
I'm looking maybe for a Evinrude 300Bhp ... Don't know yet ...
I've only ever heard good things about Pauls work and he is on my list for when I need a re-tube.

Henshaw website is showing RING 8.2 & 8.6m tubes that could fit with some tweaking by them ....

http://www.henshaw.co.uk/default.cfm/loadindex.161

A good point made about the weakening the boat by chopping bits out ......
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